Visiting the island of the Uros and Taquile island of Lake Titicaca has become very popular, because seeing people living in the middle of the lake is amazing, houses built on the water are impressive and to see that the rafts are made of an aquatic plant.
In this one day tour, we will visit the two most crowded islands, navigate the floating island of the Uros and Taquile will allow you to understand the importance of its fine textiles, lively customs and unique landscapes and more.
Exploring the lake in one day could not be enough, but with this full day tour we will make your visit very profitable and you will get to know the best places of these famous islands of Titicaca.
Venturing into the island of Uros and Taquile will allow you to connect with nature, discover its treasures and navigate the crystal clear waters of Lake Titicaca, also considered the highest navigable lake in the world and one of the most beautiful for the scenery that surrounds it.
Our full day tour will start very early in the morning, we will pick you up at your hotel and then transfer to the Port of Puno, then we will leave on the boat to the Uros Island, once in the place, we will be welcomed by the villagers who dress in traditional costumes, they will teach us how is their day to day.
We will learn about their craftsmanship, customs, technique to build rafts based on totora reeds, etc. After visiting this impressive island we will head to another island famous for its living textiles, Taquile Island is 2 and a half hours from the Uros, here we will appreciate the splendid nature of the island.
When we arrive here, we will hike for about 30 minutes to the top of the island, from this viewpoint we will be able to see the whole panorama, we will share a typical lunch with the villagers, and we will get closer to know more about their textiles, customs and way of life.
The Taquile textilería obtained recognition by the Unesco "Intangible Cultural Patrimony of the Humanity" precisely by the tradition that continues conserving, the weaving and the spinning are made only by the men, in general the children to the eight years already participate in the weaving of this art.
You should also know that the clothes worn by the inhabitants are not the same for everyone, the clothes go according to the marital status of the person, for example, single men wear a red and white chullo while married men wear a red chullo; in the case of women they wear a chuco with a larger pompom and colored, which does not happen in married women.